The Beauty of Falling Apart

by Liquor Bike

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credits

released March 22, 1998

Liquor Bike:
David Koslowski: vocals & guitar
Mike Gaitley: guitar & vocals
Colin Preston: bass & vocals
Eric Dixon: drums

Violin on "Old-Fashioned" by Julie Baker

Produced by Drew Mazurek & Liquor Bike
Recorded & Mixed by Drew Mazurek

Recorded in Drew's Basement, February '96
Mixed at Oz Recording Studio, March '96

All songs by Liquor Bike
©1998 Liquor Bike Music (BMI)

Photography: Samuel Holden
Design & Graphics: J. Robbins / Escape Engine

Thanks to the following for their help & support:
Joe Goldsborough, Jay G. Grubb, John Lay, Camille Sciara, Mike Rippe, Steven Gdula, Lee Gardner, Richard Byrne, Tim Mazurek, Jeff Steele, Shirlé Hale, Mike Hilton, Mike Sheppard, Curt Wells, Love Nut, Gas Huffer, Hammerhead, Jawbox, Sluggo's, Memory Lane, and everybody who put us up, as well as our friends & families for putting up with us.

©1998 Merkin Records, Inc.
©2012 Plastique Recording Co.

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Track Name: Bobbie's Corner
Can anybody half-hearted explain
About the beauty of falling apart

Where did they do wrong
Does anybody know?

And everybody tries to hide from their own shame
Tuck it deep inside their bursting hearts

Where did they do wrong
Does anybody know?
I'm just a passer-by of beauty fallen short
Track Name: Cut-In Line
I'm numb and cold
You're in my bones again
I'm dumb and old
Is this delusion?
The cut-in line

I've been spoken to
It's in my brain again
I'm quite confused
Is this delusion?
The cut-in line

Wish away

I felt her lips crack
She's in my heart again
I never want it back
My conclusion.
The cut-in line
Track Name: Denier
You have gotten your hand
Caught in the juice can
It's in your eyes now
You're stuck and looking too thin
Why did you have to lie?
Your skin is transparent
And don't you try to hide
Cause it's so apparent

You deny, but I'm not blind
You deny, what's to hide

And when you're sick
Curled up on the couch now
How stupid you look
You're just a pawn with the in-crowd
I hate to see you this way
Your back aches – it will break
And everyone will sink
Cause it's a losing battle

You deny, but I'm not blind
You deny, what's to hide
Track Name: Home Improvement Kit
He told me
"It's not my fault"
He told me
"It didn't hurt at all"
So why is he the one I blame?
She told me
"It's not my fault"
She told me
"It hurt a lot"
So why is she the one I blame?

Can I bury my treasure here?
I've got some things I'd like to keep

They pulled me
It's not my fault
They pulled me
And it hurt a lot
So why am I the one I blame?

Can I bury my treasure here?
I've got some things I'd like to keep
A peace of mind and my purity
Before they come and take it from me

I was a child I've grown awake
Puzzle pieces are pushed away
I want to erase what you said to me
I want to erase what you made of me
Track Name: Asskisser
And I jumped into the car
Having never seen the light
And I've given all I've got
Never taking what's in sight

It's so fine
It's so fine to be here

Burn the candle at both ends
See her flame is burning bright
And bright are the stars
The stars she held so tight

It's so fine (you get it)
It's so fine to be here (don't you)
When your heart and your mind is clear
(getting the best is what gets you through)
It's so fine (I hate it)
It's so fine to be here (god I hate you)
When your heart and your mind is clear
(to you the end justifies the means)

And one thing I've learned
You're an asskisser
And one thing I don't miss
Is you're soul-less
And I ain't got the time
For your smooth and condescending words
That get you through your life

And one thing I've learned
You're an asskisser
And one thing I don't miss
Is you're soul-lessness
And one thing I've learned
You're an asskisser
Ain't that something?
Track Name: Ostracize
Counting on the course
Too many born to die
Feeling the tug and pull
of being ostracized

When I get my fortune
Will I have to give it back again
When I get my fortune
Give it back
Give it back
Give it back
Not again

Burning bridges
And burn the tongue that lies
Smiling foolishly
Accepting compromise
Track Name: Hi-Fi Sigh
Sun is up
It's time to sleep
Confidence I can't keep
Try me speech – saliva thick
Slurring words do not stick
I should climb up to my room
Crawl back inside of your womb
Instead I stand barely alive
Staring at a 45

She's the sore you love to pick
I'm no fun...well I'm a prick
She's the scab that will bleed
I'm the last thing that you need
I should climb inside my head
Close my mouth – enough said
Instead I stand barely alive
Staring at a 45

The sun is up
It's time to sleep
My confidence I can't keep
Tried my speech - saliva thick
I'm no fun
Well, I'm a hi-fi sigh
Oh well...what did you want me to do
Track Name: Kill B-Movie Rock Stars
Another song singing about bad feelings
Those stupid little things get in the way
Another song by some bleeding heart
Always gets me through the day
So you're down
It's written on your face
Another frown
You've earned it
And I think if you were in my place
You'd realize about the mistake

Another song exposed yet concealing
Those little demons are sneaking away
Another song cheap and revealing
You never knew you're a thief
And I think if you were in my place
You would realize you're a disgrace
Another song telling just a little too much
About your mistakes

It's in our bones

Another song by some b-movie rock star
Always gets in the way
Track Name: Superface
Blowing the dust off of the books I've put away
Open them up
It's funny how nothing has changed

He's in my face
You know that I might kill him

He might lie to you, but I'll tell you the truth
And eventually
He'll be digging up your roots

He's in my face
You know that I might kill him

Blowing the dust off of the books I've put away
Open them up
It's funny how nothing has changed
Eternal page of consequence
Track Name: Rise
Sharpened steel – automatic
Behind the wheel of total panic
Feed it
Hit
Drop
Run
I get the feeling you're not receiving
Things that I say might give me away

Kerosene – open flame
Glycerine – here's your claim to fame
Read it
Hit
Drop
Run
I've got the feeling you're not believing
Things that I say might blow you away

Rise (won't you save me)

Assassin, traitor, spy and more
AKA lives just next door
Believe it
Hit
Drop Run
I've got the feeling you're not believing
Things that I say might blow you away

Rise (won't you save me)
Track Name: M is for Meat
Swallowing hurts
Breathe in hard
Apologetic simpleton will you ever win

You walk away (take a seat amongst the crowd)
High time for that (take a seat amongst the crowd)
You're not alone (take a seat amongst the crowd)
And I've got a problem with that

Bend over backwards
Stepping lightly
Apologetic simpleton too blind to see
Push the legal limit
Spit in my eye
Apologetic simpleton – why?
Track Name: Old-Fashioned
I wanted to be – be on my own
I want you to be
I wanted to see – see all you've shown
I need you to see
I wanted to feel – I'm feeling quite old
I hope you don't feel

You wanted to be – be on your own
You want me to be
You wanted to see – see all I've shown
You need me to see
You wanted to feel – you're feeling quite old
I hope you don't feel